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« on: June 30, 2020, 10:22:36 am »
Has anybody used AuthorUpROAR.com promotion service? If so, what were your findings. It's $49.
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    Re: AuthorUpRoar
    « Reply #1 on: June 30, 2020, 11:26:33 am »
    This is the first I've heard of them.  I'm usually a late adopter when it comes to advertising. :)









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    Re: AuthorUpRoar
    « Reply #2 on: July 03, 2020, 06:23:36 am »
    Never heard of them, and apparently no one else has, either, judging by the lack of responses. Have you asked in other forums, where there are seasoned authors who know marketing?

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    Re: AuthorUpRoar
    « Reply #3 on: July 04, 2020, 12:12:59 am »
    I went to their website and based on that alone I would not do business with them. Did they email you first by chance?

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    Re: AuthorUpRoar
    « Reply #4 on: July 04, 2020, 12:23:36 am »
    Never heard of them and what's more, that is one of the worst, most unprofessional looking websites I have ever had the misfortune to encounter. I couldn't read much because the headings got in the way. I looked up one of their authors on Amazon and apart from outrageous pricing for her books ($38 for a paperback), they are all down in the 2millions in the ranks. This is the US store, the most important one as far as ranking is concerned.

    $49 for what? Obviously their promotions aren't working. Perhaps they are saving up for a web designer.  :-[


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    Re: AuthorUpRoar
    « Reply #5 on: July 04, 2020, 01:42:06 pm »
    Absolutely terribly executed website.

    Who knows if they just took the authors' books and added them on front page for free, to look like people already bought it etc.

    I've been watching feedback on promo sites for long time and this one is first-timer so I think that's safe to say it isn't well received.


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    Re: AuthorUpRoar
    « Reply #6 on: July 04, 2020, 04:26:45 pm »
    URGH.

    Also, be leery of any such listing site that advertises itself as a place for authors. A deals listing service should be for readers first. Ideally, the listing details for authors wanting to be featured should be quite hard to find, hidden away in the menu or footer of the website or some such.

    I dare say at this site it's even hard to find the books they're advertising.

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    Re: AuthorUpRoar
    « Reply #7 on: July 04, 2020, 04:40:14 pm »
    Wow, what a terrible looking website!

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    Re: AuthorUpRoar
    « Reply #8 on: July 04, 2020, 04:44:42 pm »
    Wow, what a terrible looking website!

    It is truly amazing. I mean, I remember sites from the early 90's that looked better.


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    Re: AuthorUpRoar
    « Reply #9 on: July 04, 2020, 07:06:38 pm »
    A Google search for "Author UpROAR"  (with the quotes which is a search operator) returns 2 pages! And that's pretty much their social media pages. So apparently no one is talking about them--or using them and singing their praises.

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    Re: AuthorUpRoar
    « Reply #10 on: July 05, 2020, 07:10:02 am »
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    Perhaps they are saving up for a web designer.

    Oh, now that's a good one! :)

    And yes, I'd be wary of anyone emailing me without my having shown some interest in them first. It's a sure sign to me that they need my business more than I need them. Bookbub has never emailed me, for example, even back when they were just starting out and no one knew who they were.

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    Re: AuthorUpRoar
    « Reply #11 on: July 05, 2020, 06:36:27 pm »
    The website is a little retro - but it matches the styling of the "new" Facebook that I keep turning off. Web appearances seem to be going backwards, on a few sites. The print is getting larger, less fits & menus are clunkier than say -- ten years ago.

    I am confused by the monthly subscriptions & the one off amount. I might consider splashing out on one-off permanent listing as I have on other sites on the principle that the web is so populated, getting visited is a numbers game. Just so long as their payment method is safe and secure.

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    Re: AuthorUpRoar
    « Reply #12 on: July 06, 2020, 04:10:01 pm »
    I needed a good laugh today and these comments gave it to me!

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    Re: AuthorUpRoar
    « Reply #13 on: July 06, 2020, 04:55:28 pm »
    Are these the same people as bookbutterfly??  :'( :'(

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